SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 10/2019

ZBMS – The automatic train control standard for Swiss metre-gauge railways

Oktober 2019 | Thomas Habermacher, Pierre-Yves Kalbfuss

ZBMS represents a uniform standard for the safe railroad operations of high-performance suburban trains, such as the Swiss metre-gauge railways, in areas of heavy traffic. The standard is essentially based on ETCS (European Train Control System) components, but it has been optimised for the typical requirements of these non-interoperable railways. Thanks to the uniform solution and the system management bodies which have been put in place, the migrating railways have been optimally supported and the system costs have been minimised over the life cycle...